Key to successful combine different sources of images:
Base on some example, students will follow upon the idea given and finding artist(s) who work on portraiture and presenting to the class. Please don't use what I already have as image samples on this page. Accompany with images of example, biography, and write down some note analyzing the idea and techniques of your researched artists, presenting to the class.
Finished Images in PSD, Printing in Tiff and presenting on screen as JPEG formats
Images must be placed in the designated server folder (I will instruct you where to put it) before the start of class. Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.
Final Print ( a week after critique)
Turn in a print form as an Luster Photo print (LPP) no smaller than 11x17 inches, printed at the Premiere Imaging Print Lab (PIP). Critique is to immediately follow to discuss print and resolution quality.
Create a self-portrait that demonstrates your ability to creatively express facets of yourself in a compelling visual form.
As an inner self-portrait, you will demonstrate your ability to creatively express facets of yourself in a compelling visual form. This is a modern interpretation of the self-portrait in that you will not include any full body imagery of yourself. Think of this project as a visual poem of your personality or life.
You will create your self-portrait in the form of a photo montage or photo collage. I think of a photo collage as an assemblage of pieces and parts combined in such a manner as they still appear as separate pieces. A photo montage is also an assemblage of pieces and parts combined, but the emphasis is to combine all the elements into a relatively seamless image.
You must use your own imagery for this project, or use royalty-free stock images from the providers covered in class. Consider that you will need to use high quality photos for final print output; no image should be rescaled to a larger size. If you are unable to find a stock image of what you are looking for, consider using your own photo or painting it using Photoshop brushes. Do NOT use googled web images or scanned copyrighted images! You do not have legal rights to use them for your artworks, and will receive an F on the project.
You must take you photograph in high quality, a minimum of 6 Megapixels.
I am giving you a great deal of latitude in interpreting your self-portrait. Technically, I want you to demonstrate an understanding of various techniques learned in the class, as well as using some combinations of your own.
The combining of imagery will be done through Photoshop tools using layers, selections, masking, filters, blending modes, adjustments, etc.
Scanners are available in the Mac Lab and Print Lab upstairs. Some digital still cameras can be checked out at the ARC (Art Resource Center). I encourage you to take risks with this assignment. Use this class as an opportunity to produce imagery unlike any you have created previously. Embrace your creativity and produce work that you are proud of.
Make sure that you create an artwork that is not too literal! For instance, if you define your personality by playing video games, don’t just throw a bunch of characters together and call it a self-portrait! Instead, think about how you can depict your fascination with video games in a different way:
This is the challenge for the assignment. Really think deep about the things, beliefs, motives, perceptions, and values that define you.
How do you relate to the world you live in? I am looking for you to think
deep for this project.
Part 1: Research
Part 2: Final Image in JPEG format (due date can be seen on class schedule)
Part 3: Final Print DUE:
Project 3: Transformation
You will create a series of three images as a choheive body of work. All they should be in the same theme. You will use a word as a starting concept on each image. Than student will create a narrative composition visually expresses your personal interest in the content.
List of words for consideration: change, alteration, mutation, conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, sea change; revolution, overhaul; remodeling, reshaping, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, reorganization, rearrangement, reworking, renewal, revamp, remaking, remake; informaltransmogrification, morphing a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal.
You can use any imaging means to create the artwork: digital painting, photo manipulation, scanning, etc.